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In this geography unit of four programmes, we cover the local linen and textiles industries, Northern Ireland canals and water management. The unit has cross curricular links with science.
About the Programme
Programme 9 - Canals
Broadcast: 24 March 2003 BBC 2 12.10-12.30pm
 

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TK 1273

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Canals were once a vital artery for transporting goods all over the country. Superseded by the railway, canals fell into disuse and disrepair. This programme traces the development of our inland waterways and follows the restoration programs that aim to reopen canals.
 
 
Learning Outcomes
 
By the end of the programme and activities, pupils should be able to:
  • describe the development of our inland waterways;
  • identify why canals fell into disuse;
  • describe why canals are being restored;
  • describe modern-day uses of canals.

Teaching Resources
 
Download Teacher's Notes and worksheets by clicking on the arrows below:
 
Programme Title
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Worksheets
9: Canals
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7-10: Textiles, Linen, Canals, Water
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Geography Programmes
Programme 7:
Textiles:
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Programme 8:
Linen
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Programme 9:
Canals
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Programme 10:
Water
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